Entries by Mark Todd Engler

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Historic White County Homestead Added to State Park System

Vintage farm furnishes antique mystique to area rich in natural magnetism A new land-donation to the Virgin Falls State Natural Area allows visitors to stroll back into history a bit and ponder life lived at a slower pace during a more down-to-earth era. A 19th century homestead adjoining eastern White County’s picturesque Dog Cove, which […]

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Equine Flu Detected in Tennessee Horses

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, March 8, 2019: NASHVILLE– The State Veterinarian has announced that several horses returning from out-of-state events have been sickened by equine influenza virus (EIV) in Tennessee. Equine influenza is highly contagious, and the virus is spread by contaminated stable equipment and infected, coughing horses. Symptoms in horses may […]

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Rural Issues Top Lee’s Agenda

New governor looks to spur country-style commerce In one of his first official acts after taking the oath of office as Tennessee’s newest chief executive, Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order mandating that state agencies do a better job serving country folks. The order directs state agencies to take steps toward improving rural economic […]

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Elevated Lake Levels Expected for Extended Period

The Nashville District Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is anticipating that heavy rains over the past weeks will result in higher-than-normal pool elevations for some time on the Cumberland River system lakes it manages. Center Hill Lake, Dale Hollow, Percy Priest and Lake Cumberland in Kentucky are all discharging vast quantities of […]

USACE Drawing Down Reservoirs Swollen by Heavy Rains

PRESS RELEASE from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Feb. 24, 2019: Link: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/311799/corps-turns-attention-drawing-down-storage-reservoirs NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2019) – As rainfall runoff makes its way through the Cumberland River Basin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is quickly turning its attention to drawing down its storage reservoirs. The Cumberland River received widespread amounts […]

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Welcome to World-Class Walleye Waters

March means angling madness for Rock Island’s early spring spawners Ask around what’s the best-eating freshwater fish and there’s a good chance walleye tops any serious angler’s menu. True, walleye aren’t necessarily know for their bellicose resistance subsequent to biting a bait — leastwise not in the manner of, say, a burly smallmouth or mean-spirited […]

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UPDTAED: Granville’s Wildwood Resort & Marina Hosts 2nd Annual Adopt-a-Stream River Shore Cleanup, Community Open House

NOTICE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO March 23 PRESS RELEASE from Wildwood Resort & Marina, Granville, Tennessee: River Bank Cleanup and Open House: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, 11am – 3pm  7316 Granville Highway Granville, Tennessee www.visitwildwood.com See what’s cooking at Wildwood over the winter! Hot food and drink for volunteers ————————————————————————– Back by popular demand, […]

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Migratory Gamebird Hunting Seasons Among February TFWC Agenda Items

PRESS RELEASE from the State of Tennessee, Feb. 17, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2019/2/17/migratory-gamebird-hunting-seasons-among-february-tfwc-agenda-items.html Two-day meeting to be held at Ellington Agricultural Center’s Ray Bell Building in Nashville NASHVILLE — The setting of the 2019-20 migratory game bird hunting seasons will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its February meeting. The […]

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Upper Cumberland Lands International Kayak Fishing Tourney

Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Feb. 8, 2019: Link: https://press.tnvacation.com/press-releases/cookeville-tennessee-selected-host-pan-am-kayak-bass-championship Cookeville Selected to Host Pan-Am Kayak Bass Championship COOKEVILLE – Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, along with USA Bass and Pan-American Sportfishing Federation will host the inaugural Pan-American Kayak Bass Championship May 28-31 in Cookeville. The first-of-its-kind in the world, the four-day […]